These Tricks Make Virtual Reality Seem Real – Nautilus Features Evan Suma

Published: January 8, 2016
Category: News

An article on VR’s need for delusions, as much as detail, featured Evan Suma of ICT’s MxR Lab. Evan Suma, a research assistant professor at ICT (Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, is an alum), says he worries that virtual reality, once the novelty has subsided, may reach a plateau; because, as he says, most of the experiences being created, while graphically sophisticated, are “couch-locked.” “A lot of the magic for me is lost when you’re just sitting down and moving.”
The article describes several of Suma’s research projects involving perceptual tricks around walking and haptics.